Small' hepatitis A risk for public after Saskatoon-area cafÃ© worker handled food
Health authorities are advising the public of a small risk of hepatitis A exposure from a food handler who worked while infectious at a Saskatoon-area restaurant.
Officials have confirmed that the employee of the Apple Crate CafÃ© at The Glen at Crossmount contracted the disease while travelling.
They say any patron who visited the cafÃ© and ate food between Dec. 28 and Dec. 30, 2017, or on Jan. 13, 2018, may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is asking anyone who dined at the cafÃ© on any of those dates and who has not already been contacted to call the public health disease control office in Saskatoon.
Hepatitis A is a liver disease that is transmitted through contaminated food and water and can be serious.
It can result in a loss of appetite, mild flu-like symptoms, severe abdominal pain and diarrhea, nausea, tiredness, fever and jaundice.
The Glen at Crossmount is an agricultural tourism destination with more than 3,000 apple trees, a natural pond, landscaped gardens and rolling hills.